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PPP: Pat McCrory Continues To Lead Roy Cooper In Governor's Race PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 24 March 2016 05:42

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - North Carolina's race for governor is a tight one, with Gov. Pat McCrory continuing to lead Democrat Roy Cooper, 42 to 40 percent. Libertarian Lon Cecil pulls 6 percent, with 12 percent undecided, according to new data from Public Policy Polling.

McCrory's approval rating with registered voters is split: 40 percent approve, 49 percent disapprove, and 12 percent aren't sure.

The view of Cooper is also split: 33 percent have a favorable opinion, 28 percent unfavorable, and 39 percent aren't sure.

The margin of error in the poll is plus or minus 3.4 percent.

Full details can be found at publicpolicypolling.com.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 March 2016 05:46
More Than Two Dozen Candidates File For Congressional Seats as Deadline Nears PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 23 March 2016 05:53

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Twenty-eight people had filed to run for a seat in the U.S. Congress under a redrawn election map as of Tuesday afternoon.

The deadline to file is Friday.

A federal court ordered the General Assembly to redraw the map because, the court said, districts 1 and 12 had been drawn using race as the key factor. The new map is pending review by the court.

The legal action put off the congressional primary from March 15 to June 7.

So far, the most interesting race is in District 2, where Republican incumbent already faces two Republican challengers: George Holding and Greg Brannon.

Rep. Holding currently represents District 13, but the new District 13 is well west of its current Triangle location. Dr. Greg Brannon is a Tea Party favorite who has run twice for the U.S. Senate and lost both times to Richard Burr.

The full filing list can be found at ncsbe.gov.

Democratic Attorney General Nominee Josh Stein Resigns Legislative Seat To Run Full Time PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 23 March 2016 05:42

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - State Sen. Josh Stein has left his seat in the General Assembly in order to run full time as the Democratic Party's nominee for Attorney General.

Stein faces Republican Buck Newton in the general election. The seat is open because current Attorney General Roy Cooper is not seeking re-election. He is the Democratic nominee for governor.

Stein has served in the Senate for seven years.

The legislature is meeting Wednesday for a special session on Charlotte's ordinance that allows transgendered individuals to use public restrooms of the opposite sex. A regular session is scheduled to begin April 25.

District 2 Congressional Primary Up To 3-Person Republican Field PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 22 March 2016 05:39

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - With four days to go in the candidate filing period, Republican incumbent Congresswoman Renee Ellmers has already drawn two primary challengers.

Tea Party conservative Greg Brannon joined the race Monday. This is Brannon's third run at federal office. He's lost twice in the U.S. Senate primary to Richard Burr, most recently just last week.

Congressman George Holding is also running in the primary. He currently represents North Carolina's 13th district. Newly drawn district lines -- drawn to comply with a federal court order -- moved the 13th 100 miles west. Holding now lives much closer to the 2nd District.

Ellmers has drawn fire from conservative Republicans who say she has not voted as a conservative and has become too close to U.S. House leadership, which they consider the "establishment." On Monday Ellmers endorsed Donald Trump for president.


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